How Do I Know When to Replace My Roof?

Feb 13, 2023

Wondering if it’s time for a roof replacement project, but not sure how to check? Here are some of the top signs to look out for.

Look for Signs of Roof Damage & Deterioration

One of the most obvious indicators that it’s time for a roof replacement is signs of damage or deterioration. Missing roof shingles or asphalt granules collecting in your gutter system are key indicators that your roof isn’t able to perform at its best.

Consider the Age of Your Existing Roof

Another easy indicator is the age of your roof. The standard asphalt shingle roof generally lasts about 20 to 25 years. If you know how old your roof is, you can get a sense of how close it is to the end of its lifespan. Alternatively, if you don’t know how old the roof is, the age of your home may be another way to give you an idea of the roof’s age.

Take a Look Around You

If you live in a neighborhood, more than likely all of the houses were built around the same time. If you start noticing your neighbors getting new roofs, it’s probably about time to consider a roof replacement yourself as well.

Get a Professional Opinion from Roofing Experts

Even a roof that looks like it’s fine may have issues that aren’t obvious to the untrained eye. Getting a professional opinion from an experienced roofing company can provide you with the detailed insights you need. Your local roofer can determine how brittle the shingles may be or what type of shape the underlayment is in to give you a sense of how much life is left for your roof.

At Kingdom Contracting, we proudly offer roof inspections and roof replacement services. Contact us today to learn more about how to know when to replace your roof.